Samuel Martine (1640-1694)
In the name of God Amen
The Thirtieth day of November Anno Domini one thousand six hundred eighty nine And in the ffirst year of the reign of William and Mary by the grace of God of England, Scotland, ffrance and Ireland King and Queen defenders of the faith I Samuel Martine [sic] of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Mariner being att present outward bound to Sea and knowing the uncertainty of this Transitory life and that it appertaineth unto every Christian before their departure out of this life to sett in due order all Worldly things so that after decease no such Trouble or controversie do ensue for the same therefore being well advised what a world I have now in hand do hereby make and declare my present last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say ffirst and principally I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator ever retaining a firm hope of my salvation in Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer and my body I committ to the sea or earth wherewith it shall please God to dispose of it And for and concerning all such worldly goods in all things duly Executed whom I do hereby give and bequeath to the sum of ffive pounds a piece of lawful money of England for their trouble care and pains And I do hereby revoke dissemble and utterly make void and of none effect all former and other wills legacies and bequests by me at any time theretofore made or given and I do pronounce and declare this to stand and be for and as my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Samuel Martine have set my hand and seal as well to the foote of each sheet as also my seal to the labell on the top afixed the day month and year first above written Samuel Martine as his last will and Testament in the presence of Wil? Good? Wm Maynard John Marlow? Snr at the Hermitage Bridge near Wapping.
Probatum (written in Latin) in London 30 November 1689, NA PRO 11/422
[Transcribed by Pat Marsden]
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